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Barbara Miner

Barbara Miner is a Milwaukee-based journalist who writes frequently on social issues. 

An activist from the anti-eviction movement, Ada Colau last year became the first woman mayor of one of the world’s most glorious cities. Read more

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Kanhaiya Kumar is facing a possible life sentence for speaking out for justice. Read more

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How the murder capital of the world became a poster-child of urban innovation. Read more

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How the murder capital of the world became a poster-child of urban innovation. Read more

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Rocketship, an entrepreneurial network of charter schools based in the Silicon Valley, has become a national poster child for the privatization of public education. Artwork by Jem Sullivan. Read more

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If the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had been at the U.S. Supreme Court this week, he would have preached of nightmares rather than dreams. The issue is whether race can be used as a criterion in promoting racial diversity. Few observers expe... Read more

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Warning to pregnant women: Living in the United States may be hazardous to your new baby's health. Read more

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Scrutiny of court nominee is a right and responsibilityJuly 21, 2005 Senate Democrats have the right -- and the responsibility -- to sharply question U.S. Supreme Court nominee John Roberts. Read more

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O'Connor leaves promising legacy for women in lawJuly 6, 2005 Sandra Day O'Connor became the first female U.S. Supreme Court justice thanks to the women's movement. And it will be the women's movement and other progressive movements -- not... Read more

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Birth control rights encounter threat on 40th anniversaryMay 26, 2005 Forty years ago on June 7, in one of the century's most important advances for women, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a married couple's right to birth control. Today, tha... Read more

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On June 30, we should have a moment of silence. On this day in 1982, the Equal Rights Amendment died. Read more

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In the ongoing abortion battles, score one for the rights of women. Read more

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I hate Mother's Day. Read more

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In an article about education, it's appropriate to start with a pop quiz. Today's question: Republican strategists want to privatize education because: a) Education is a multibillion dollar market, and the private sector is eager to get its ha... Read more

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New school year brings more segregationAugust 20, 2001 A new school year is about to begin, and across the country, children will be attending ever-more segregated schools. Almost 50 years ago, the U.S. Read more

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